Like the Junction in the west end, Leslieville in the east is yet another one of those Toronto neighbourhoods that has transitioned from drab and industrial into hip and desirable in a relatively short span of time. Streetcar Developments is both taking advantage of Leslieville's artsy appeal and contributing to it with boutique-style loft projects like The Carlaw (now under construction at Carlaw and Dundas Streets); and their new loft and town home development, The Taylor, scheduled for launch in the spring of 2014.

The Taylor in Leslieville, Toronto, Streetcar Developments, TACT ArchitectureRendering of the Taylor, image courtesy of Streetcar Developments

Designed by TACT Architecture and located next door to the Carlaw, The Taylor's 96 loft units will offer nine-foot, exposed-concrete ceilings, modern designer fixtures, quartz countertops, soaker tubs, as well as ample terraces and balconies.

With a friendly funky vibe rivaling the more established Queen Street West district, Leslieville is becoming known as a diverse and creative community with eclectic shopping, hip cafes, galleries, and a variety of busy bars and restaurants. It is also close to downtown with easy access to the Gardiner, DVP, and public transit. Lake Ontario is minutes away from the Taylor and the Carlaw location, as are a variety of community parks and bicycle trails. With Crow's Theatre set to take up permanent residence within the Carlaw itself, the block is sure to be a hub of cultural and community activity for the area.

The first Taylor rendering (above) is out. More renderings are still to come. Our dataBase file for the project, linked below, includes a detail shot of the central portion of the building to give you a better idea of how the development will look. The dataBase file will also give you access to our Forum threads if you want to talk about The Taylor, or you can leave a comment in the space provided on this page.